Mark Meadows: If Obama Sent $1.8 Billion to the Iranians, I Didn’t Appropriate That – Trump Can Find Money for Border Wall (VIDEO)
President Trump caved to pressure and reopened the US government on Friday following the 36 day partial shutdown.
Trump threatened to shut down the government again in three weeks if a deal is not made to build a border wall. President Trump added that he will use constitutional powers to build the wall if he has to.
On Saturday Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) the chair of the House Freedom Caucus went on with Neil Cavuto to discuss the president’s options to fund the border wall.
Meadows argued the president has access to billions he could use to fund the security wall with Mexico.
Rep. Mark Meadows: I know he has three or four different options that are at his disposal hat are legal, some that are in statute already. Listen if President Obama can send $1.8 billion to the Iranians, I can tell you, I didn’t appropriate that. Certainly finding a few billion dollars for border security on out southern borders is something this president can do legally and without a challenge… Let’s look at 10 USC sections 274 and 284… It says that DOD can help protect our borders for those drug corridors, build fencing, build walls, provide lights… That’s in statute… The Supreme Court is on the executive branch’s side on this.
.@POTUS has said that border barrier construction will commence within weeks. The next 3 weeks will determine whether Congress will do its job and define the construction process. Compromise is important, but not required, to secure our border and protect American families.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) January 26, 2019